Another Lunenburg Neighbour

This town isn't just about old homes, carriage rides and cemeteries. Today I had chance encounters with a couple more neighbourhood cats, and each time, I was in the car. Also, each time, I asked Ken to stop and back up so I could take pictures. We were on our way out to Blue Rocks for our morning walk when we passed this beauty, posing. I got my one picture before he dashed up the steps. Loving cats as I do, I decided I'd treat myself today and use this one.

The pictures that didn't make the cut, some with local colour, are here on Shutterfly http://365daysintheyear.shutterfly.com/1733

Thank you all for the many comments about Sophie's Broken Heart. I tried my best to get back to each of you, but fell short. There's really just no catching up here, is there?
Word will get out to the Lunenburg cats just like it did to the Fountain Valley squirrels, and you'll have them all eating out of the palm of your hand in no time.
posted June 11th, 2010  
He's so cute. I love the black spot on his nose. He looks like a cat we had when I was little we called her mittens because she had white paws and most of her body was black.
posted June 11th, 2010  
What a little cutie.
Such a great capture! :)
posted June 11th, 2010  
Nice shot and cute cat! meow.
posted June 11th, 2010  
Hi Kitty, Kitty. Love Kitty's nose, it looks like a heart. :)
posted June 11th, 2010  
Great shot. Love how he's perched and ready for his picture :)
posted June 11th, 2010  
Aww, his nose looks like a heart!
posted June 11th, 2010  
is this a feral cat or someone's pet they allow to roam outdoors? such a pretty baby either way!
posted June 11th, 2010  
Looks like he was in the perfect position for a photo!
posted June 11th, 2010  
I just love this Louise! I may have told you before but I can't remember anything these days. I'm a huge fan of B & W cats. My cat Kodak was black and white and he lived to be 18. He's been gone for a few years now but it still feels like he's around.
posted June 11th, 2010  
What a cutie! You KNOW you wanna take him home, don't cha?

Thanks for your compliment on my eerie pic! Regarding how I'm managing to get a pic up here each day...I'm doing what I can, when I can. For instance, right now I'm kneeling at my computer desk because I've already moved the chair to another room and packed up everything on the desk but the keyboard and computer. We have a moving van moving some furniture out to Indiana this Saturday, and then the whole rest of the house gets moved to our apartment here in the city next Saturday. We still have LOTS to do, so I'll get off my knees now and get back to work. G'night! :-)
posted June 11th, 2010  
This kitty has the most wonderful heart-shaped nose!! I had to stop and comment! Loving it! ;-) I am a cat addict myself, and when we were touring the Greek Isles I had a whole collection of photos of Greek kitties! They were so beautiful, and they were everywhere to be found - napping leisurely under the warm sunshine! :-)

P.S. There's really no catching up in here - just one more photo, one more comment, and it's already almost midnight here! i don't know if anybody is following our conversation or not, but I am sure our lenghty comments definitely stand out! ;-)
posted June 11th, 2010  
I'm also a cat lover - have had many over the years. Looks like he's posing for you. Very pretty kitty!
posted June 11th, 2010  
Oooooh he is cute. Love the little black nose :-)
posted June 11th, 2010  
awwww sweet kitty :)
posted June 11th, 2010  
What a great capture, the cat looks like it's posing. Thanks for the comment on my picture about the yellow lupine flowers, maybe I find more colors of them around. :)
posted June 11th, 2010  
You have captured the cat perfectly! It was obviously fate that he was sat there waiting for his photo to be taken when you drove by! The photo has great composition and i like that you left it in colour to show off the nice green leaves framing the cat!
posted June 11th, 2010  
Louise I copied the photo from 365 and it will be on my blog (www.winosandfoodies.com) tomorrow. Thanks so much for sharing.
posted June 11th, 2010  
Oh this is a nice capture Louise. my hear is melting looking at the cat... so cute. thanks for sharing this here in 365.
posted June 11th, 2010  
Beautiful.... love the way you've composed this picture. And yes, daylight bulbs don't have the yellow glow... they are really as near to natural light as you can get.
posted June 11th, 2010  
This kitty is adorable! His nose looks like a little black heart. You got some other great shots too. I especially love the last one you posted in your Shutterfly album! Like Slava said, I don't think it's possible to catch up here! We may need to form a 365 withdrawals support group when we finish our projects! ;-)

I'm glad the eeriness I had in my head translated into the cloud shot. I've just started experimenting with processing beyond the basics, and the vision in my head doesn't always come through on screen (or I'm not quite skilled enough to make it work).
posted June 11th, 2010  
Gorgeous! Lovely composition.
posted June 11th, 2010  
A handsome guy!
posted June 11th, 2010  
Nicely posed ! Pretty cat!
posted June 11th, 2010  
What a pretty kitty, I love his little black nose.
posted June 11th, 2010  
Excellent capture. :)
posted June 11th, 2010  
What an extremely majestic looking cat. Wonderful shot.
posted June 11th, 2010  
what a cutie posing all professional. Great shot!!
posted June 11th, 2010  
Beautiful picture!
posted June 11th, 2010  
Beautiful shot. I love how his black and white fur stands out against the green behind him. It was very nice of St. Ken to indulge you by backing up so you could take photos!
posted June 11th, 2010  
you have framed this perfectly
posted June 11th, 2010  
How sweet! A lovely shot!
posted June 11th, 2010  
We all love the kitties, don't we? This tuxedo cat is a real handsome fellow. Does he have an owner?
posted June 11th, 2010  
nice shot .. looks like a cool cat..
posted June 11th, 2010  
Oh, what a beautiful cat and photo. I love cats too
posted June 11th, 2010  
Cute! Nice shot!
posted June 11th, 2010  
I recently found out that catching up is impossible! This is such a handsome kitty, very ***cool*** cat!
posted June 11th, 2010  
haha, what we DONT do to get the right picture ;) beautiful cat and photograph.
posted June 11th, 2010  
I love his heart shaped nose!
posted June 11th, 2010  
Saw your message. Work began on Monday and I have been assaulted by the constant banging, drilling, sawing, thuds all week. I swear the timing has been awful to be out of commission! On the bright side, we were able to get the roof done, new gutters, new sky lights on the patio, redo the patio cover and a new A/C unit for just a hair over 20k. There is a definite benefit to getting this work done now while the building industry is still in a slump. As far as we can tell half of the roof was original and the front half was on the second layer. The A/C was also original so at least 30 years old. It hurts the wallet to be sure but it was so necessary. I am sure we will be thrilled now that we are heading into 90+ degree weather and actually have an A/C that works efficiently!!!

As for my back, I worked for about 2 hours yesterday before I had to head home in pain. =\ I called my doctor and she changed one of my medications, adjusted how to take another and added a steriod which she said should help quickly. I am feeling a little bit better today but am taking it easy in hopes I can return to work Monday.

Glad to see you are happy and keeping busy. Sorry I have not had a chance to reply to your email. Unfortunately the meds are making me feel a bit scattered but I know it is temporary. Looking forward to talking with you soon. Miss you! =)
posted June 11th, 2010  
He's such a beauty! So glad you managed your one shot before he dashed away!
posted June 11th, 2010  
He was probably just curious enough about what you were doing when you stopped and backed up the car for you to get the one shot, but then his 'flight' mechanism kicked in and ... he was gone......
posted June 11th, 2010  
OH MY Heck!

He looks like my childhood pet, Gussy!
Love him!
He looks so regal sitting there!
posted June 11th, 2010  
oh my g, it looks like someone's waiting for you! so gorgeous!
posted June 11th, 2010  
yep, "catching up" is impossible! Guess the lesson is to just keep movin' forward! This guy is giving you that distainful "cat look"!
posted June 11th, 2010  
Cute - but he looks a little impatient with you, doesn't he? Cats have the most interesting expressions.
posted June 11th, 2010  
Sounds like you are keeping busy,Love your cat picture
posted June 11th, 2010  
Looks like he was just waiting for you to come along with the camera! I remember some of your squirrel photos, I had just started the project! So, yes I will certainly be on the look out for those red squirrels, shame we have to wait 3 years though but in the meantime will make do with the naughty grey ones!
posted June 11th, 2010  
Louise, you are so full of great ideas!! I am taking tons of pictures of the house rennovation and our finds, but I have never though of making an album, until you suggested it! Now I know I will! Thank you so much for another brilliant insight! It will be really cool to frame some of the best shots and decorate the walls with actual pieces from the house! I already have so many images in my mind! ;-)

P.S. I am sure that your shoe is lurking somewhere, waiting to be discovered. But, please, don't start digging for it. Torn plastered walls make a lot of mess. A LOT.

;-)
posted June 11th, 2010  
You have handsome neighbours;)
posted June 11th, 2010  
What a lovely cat, looks a bit like our Lula, great capture!
posted June 11th, 2010  
Adorable cat!
posted June 11th, 2010  
Beautiful kitty! No, there is no catching up. I work on it every day, along with running about 50 online groups, running a facebook page for my work, working full time, and taking photography classes. I will never catch up but I do my best.

Thank you so much, Louise! I'll be looking forward to it.

I got some fabulous shots of Doodle changing into chyrsalis form today. It only took 5 1/2 hours and 297 pictures. I haven't even had time to look at them and I work till 9 tonight.

Your other pictures on shutterfly are wonderful too!
posted June 12th, 2010  
still loving your heart-nosed kitty. :) *thanks for the tip today* :) I'm so slow sometimes. :)
posted June 12th, 2010  
re: AW! Tabby is adorable! You've now got me dreaming of finding my own heart shaped nosed kitty to love.
posted June 12th, 2010  
Great shot! I just love that heart-shaped nose. What a nice husband you have to stop and back up to indulge your shots!
posted June 12th, 2010  
So cute! I love cats :)
posted June 12th, 2010  
you are just too attractive, like a magnet, everybody wants to be friend with you :)))
posted June 12th, 2010  
Very cute!

Thanks so much for your encouraging comments and lovely welcome too. I'm enjoying the project very much, and seeing what other people photograph is inspiring and educational as well. Thanks again!
posted June 12th, 2010  
Love a cat in a tuxedo- nice catch.
posted June 14th, 2010  
Great capture. A very handsome cat.
posted June 15th, 2010  
What a handsome boy! His nose is so cute, looks like a little heart! :)
posted June 16th, 2010  
i love the black and white kitties, i bet it's friendly
posted June 21st, 2010  
Another handsome neighbor.
posted July 20th, 2010  
he would so fit in with my furkids, great pic
posted February 4th, 2011  
@katswhiskers This is the only time I ever saw this cat though his home was in the neighborhood. Tuxedo kitties are so beautiful!
posted February 5th, 2011  
@Weezilou I think you are going to to like my kitties :)
posted February 5th, 2011  
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